# What Boeing 747 rejected takeoff and runway excursion accident is detailed in this video?

This video details with an example why not to reject takeoff after $V_1$.

It contains an example of a 747 running off the end of the runway, due to a rejected takeoff past $V_1$ prompted by an engine fire warning. It would appear to be a -200 combi variant with rear cargo door. Faint 'Air France' titles are visible.

• The first part of that video reminds me of some crash I read about where an unnoticed tire damage caused overheat and fire inside the plane. – PlasmaHH Jun 18 '15 at 11:49
• @PlasmaHH this one? – Thunderstrike Jun 18 '15 at 12:25
• Yep, I think that was the one. – PlasmaHH Jun 18 '15 at 12:31

The copilot rejected the takeoff above V1 in response to the engine fire warning.

The aircraft in question:

• Air France plane operating as flight 187
• Boeing 747-200 SCD (side cargo door) registration N4506H
• Aircraft had company number 22794 and manufacturer serial number 558.

The incident occurred on the 24 of July 1988 at Delhi airport. An overview can be found here.

• Ask a question and then answer it yourself. Is that becoming a trend on SE? ? :p – Victor Juliet Jun 18 '15 at 10:40
• @VictorJuliet that's always been possible on SE. Since I had to search for it and look it up I figured why not to share it :) – Thunderstrike Jun 18 '15 at 11:05
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• @VictorJuliet it is not a trend yet but it is fine, acceptable and encouraged. – vasin1987 Jun 18 '15 at 11:54
• @VictorJuliet See this meta question – Pondlife Jun 18 '15 at 13:52